Craig Sports Briefs for June 6, 2015: Moffat County’s Matt Hamilton to play in All-State football game |

Craig Sports Briefs for June 6, 2015: Moffat County’s Matt Hamilton to play in All-State football game

Matt Hamilton takes on a Gunnison defender during Moffat County High School football's 2014 season. Hamilton will represent Moffat County at the All-State Games next week.

Moffat County High School Class of 2015 graduate Matt Hamilton will represent Moffat County at the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s 59th All-State Games next week at Adams State University in Alamosa.

CHSCA will host the top athletes from across the state Tuesday through Saturday for events in football, basketball, softball, wrestling, cross country, volleyball and spirit.

Hamilton was a selection for the All-State football match, where he will play Friday night at the school’s Rex Stadium. MCHS varsity football coach Keith Gille will also be in attendance for the exhibition game.

The young athlete was chosen as Player of the Year and Quarterback of the Year for the 2A Western Slope North League during the 2014 season and was also selected as the top male sportsman as the recipient of the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award.

He will also be playing for the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks starting this fall.

Another Moffat County honoree is Joe Camilletti, who will not be attending the boys basketball games.

According to the organization’s website, in order to be selected for All-State activities, senior athletes are nominated by their leagues via a CHSCA league representative in team sports and by CHSCA member coaches in individual sports. The nominations are then voted on by CHSCA member coaches to select the teams.

Volleyball camps offered for Moffat County, Craig athletes

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School volleyball programs will host camps for players July 29 to 31. Current and incoming high school players will attend MCHS, 900 Finley Lane, and CMS will be in Sandrock Elementary School gym, 201 E. Ninth St.

Overseeing the program will be Chris Wells, head coach for the Chadron State College volleyball team. Girls from outside Moffat County are also invited to attend.

MCHS players will also be attending a camp next week in Baggs, Wyoming.

The cost to register is $105. To register your child, compile the following information: player’s name and grade as of Sept. 1, home address, school the player attends, a waiver of liability for school and camp officials, as well as player and parent signatures.

Mail to:

Starla Jensen, MCHS Volleyball

PO Box 31

Baggs, WY 82321-0031

British Soccer Camp coming to Craig

Registration is open for Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp, available to youth athletes of all ages looking to improve their skills from a program that works with kids across the United States and Canada.

The camp takes place July 6 to 10 at Woodbury Sports Complex. Programs include First Kicks, Mini Soccer, Half Day and the extra seminar Golden Goal Camp, an add-on to those who sign up for Half Day.

Program — Age(s), time, cost

First Kicks — 3, 11 a.m. to noon, $86

Mini Soccer — 4 to 5, 10:30 a.m. to noon, $102

Half Day — 6 to 16, 9 a.m. to noon, $129

Golden Goal Camp — 8 to 16, 1 to 3 p.m., $48

Registration is available at, with a June 26 deadline. Parents also can register the day of the event with a $10 late fee.

For more information, call 970-826-2006.

Summer Cheer Camp begins in July

Registration is open for Summer Cheer Camp, a program for girls in first- through sixth-grade to learn more about the sport of cheerleading.

Sessions will be available twice weekly starting July 20 as participants learn hip-hop choreography routines and cheering chants, which they will employ during the Doak Walker football games and the Moffat County High School Homecoming halftime show in the fall.

Cheerleaders will also learn responsibility, make friends and, most importantly, have fun.

The cost is $60, and the deadline to register at Craig Parks & Recreation, 300 W. Fourth St., is July 15. Late entries may be accepted but will include a $10 fee.

For more information, call 970-826-2029.

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